Description & Remarks
I recently search in my old notes and among others, I found the photo of the Cupressus from Mt. Uchman. I assume it may interest you.
I did not find yet the photo of the stump, of which I have sent a sample to Prof. N. Lifschitz. I checked again with her and with Dr. S. Lev-Yadun, and the conclusion is: the stump is 689 years.
In addition, the two are spontaneous! The first due to its age, the second – the living one, I estimated its age as several dozens of years when photographing it, basing my estimation on trunk diameter (ca. 15 cm), growing under harsh habitat conditions. I also checked then, assisted by the late Kouba Agra, who was the first field guard of Kibbutz Eilon and later became forest inspector. There were no planting trees in the area before the Jewish National Fund started its afforestation activity. Blessings, Igal Sela
- Hebrew with Vowels:
- בְּרוֹשׁ מָצוּי